This series, appropriately titled "Herod's Heroes," is intended to separate the wheat from the chaff by revealing those men and women, for whom we have voted, and who are not upholding the ideals God expects of His children. We cannot condone sin, and they are promoting the most vile of sin by being accomplices to the slaughter of millions of innocents in the womb. That is why, like the Judean king of Christ's time, who, out of political expediency and jealousy, tried to eliminate the Messiah by killing the first-born of every family, so also they are helping satan in killing God's precious ones sacrificed at the altar of the convenience of modern life. These "Herod's Heroes" are under the totally false misconception that a woman has the right to do with her body as she wants. Wrong! It is not hers, but rather God's. The body we have is merely a shell to hold our soul. The soul is forever; the body, as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday, will return to dust. Christ has said in Matthew 10: 28, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather be afraid of him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Today, we continue in Connecticut and, unfortunately in the same archdiocese of Hartford. The forty-ninth on the overall list of "Herod's Heroes" to date is Rosa DeLauro Greenberg, the Democratic Representative for the 3rd District of Connecticut which covers the New Haven area and a narrow stretch eastward along the coast to Madison. It's interesting to note that New Haven is in the Hartford Archdiocese boundaries even though it is 100 miles from the state's capitol and about half that distance to Bridgeport and the Diocese of Bridgeport. But that's the way they mapped it out and so DeLauro is officially in the Archdiocese of Hartford. As an ally of satan through her uncompromising pro-abortion stance, she is enabling lucifer to "destroy both soul and body in hell." Through her actions she has become an enemy of God and the Roman Catholic Church. This is not a political statement on DeLauro, but rather a moral statement; one she and her bishops should take very, very seriously.
Here is a woman who was reared Catholic in the glorious shadow of the ideals of the Knights of Columbus who have their headquarters in New Haven where Father Michael McGivney founded the fraternal order based on the Catholic ideals of family and life. DeLauro was born in this same city in 1943 and brought up on the absolutes of the Faith by her parents. Her dad was Ted DeLauro, a New Haven Alderman back when the Democratic Party stood for right and justice - for family. He saved enough to help send Rosa to the very Catholic women's college of Marymount where she obtained her B.A. with honors. This strict school was operated by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Mary. I don't think she learned that abortion was accepted there, that's for sure! So where did that happen? It might have started at Columbia University where she gained her Masters in International Politics or possibly at the London School of Economics, but we suspect this warped thinking began in the 80's after completing her studies.
You see it was in 1981 that she went to work for and moved up to become Chief of Staff for Senator Chris Dodd who we featured on March 3rd as another of "Herod's Heroes." She remained in his den until 1987 when she was ready to go out on her own to spread the same pro-abort poison added to a feminist agenda she had been indoctrinated with during this time. A definite liberal, she worked feverishly to push her modernist manifesto from serving as Executive Director of Countdown '87 - the national campaign to stop U.S. military aid to Nicaragua to also serving in the same position for "EMILY's List in order to empower more women to be elected to public office.
She managed to also fool the people of Connecticut's Third District and get elected to Congress in 1990 and they still haven't wised up for she is still there after six terms on Capitol Hill. She herself is a survivor of ovarian cancer so you would think she would be more than sympathetic to and respect the reproductive system that gives life, that she would uphold the Catholic principles she was raised with. But nooooo! Like the vast majority of pro-abort Democrats she feels a woman should have any choice she wants but will not give an inch to anyone else as evident by her vehement campaign against smoking and promoting tolerance. To her it's a crime to smoke, it might injure your health, but to kill a life in the womb is alright? Talk about warped logic!!!
Again, you would hope and pray that being Catholic, that she would have gone against the grain of her party and seek to do what is right when she was elected to the United States House for the 3rd District in 1990. But noooo! Because of her party affiliation and contamination by Dodd and that ilk, she was even more willing to turn her back on God than her fellow Democrats. What price politics?!
As a congresswoman she could do so much good, yet there have been no fruits because, through her action and record, she has steadily shown a disdain for the teachings of the Catholic Church and Christ's mandate of upholding life in all stages. She unabashedly voted against the partial-birth abortion ban, illustrating how deep with the devil she is in heartlessly sentencing 1.9 million babies a year to have their skulls crushed. Her 100% pro-abort voting record proves a horrendous consistency in voting for and legislating pro-abortion measures that empower the culture of death. She will have to answer to God for these transgressions against Christ's innocent ones as Jesus says in Matthew 25: 45, "'Amen I say to you, as long as you did not do it for one of these least ones, you did not do it for Me.' And these will go into everlasting punishment, but the just into everlasting life."
We ask her to repent of her ways, help turn the Democratic Party away from the culture of death and the immoral organization it became under the evil leadership of the Clinton administration. We ask her to help bring the Party back to the glory days when the Party stood for decency and right. Today the Party she is so proud of is so far Left that its members, who continue to promote abortion - murder in the womb, could very well be left out at the Heavenly gates when their time comes.
Is Congresswoman DeLauro truly aware of that? We call on all to help her see the grave error of her ways and we call on her bishops in Hartford and in Washington D.C. to take firm, responsible action to assure that if she continues to persist in the sin, she will be banished from the Church for remaining a Catholic while carrying on the sin with no sign of repentance. It is truly a slap in God's and His Church's face. As we wrote in our Ash Wednesday OPEN LETTER TO THE BISHOPS OF AMERICA and a week later in It's up to you. Left or Right? and today in our Open Letter to the Bishops III: "Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends" we respectfully, but strongly remind you time is of the essence. We are now in the second half, if you will, Eastertide - not a lot of time for the bishops to extend the warning - a time of Mercy - for these wayward 'Catholics' who promote abortion to repent of their ways. We have set this date because after this special day of enlightenment there can be NO MORE EXCUSES either from the polticians or the bishops! If the politicians stubbornly refuse, then after Pentecost Sunday it's time to take action and dismiss them as apostates. Do you really want that, Congresswoman DeLauro?
You can e-mail Rosa DeLauro and, in love, ask her yourself. Beg her to repent of her ways. Remind her what Jesus asserts in Matthew 16: 26-27, "For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is to come with His angels in the glory of His Father, and then He will render to everyone according to his conduct." Is her political career more important than the welfare of her soul? Ask her. Her e-mail is email@example.com
We call on the bishop, whose jurisdiction govern's DeLauro's area of residence in New Haven and her constituents, Archbishop Daniel A. Cronin of the Archdiocese of Hartford, along with DeLauro's governing prelate in the nation's capitol Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington D.C., to jointly issue a mandate to Congresswoman DeLauro that if she persists after Pentecost Sunday she will be EXCOMMUNICATED.
These bishops must realize that they have a duty before God, a duty to their flocks to extend mercy through the grace-period of this past Lent and now the Easter Season leading up to Pentecost. If no action is taken or if there is and Congresswoman DeLauro refuses to heed even the Church, then let her be an anathema.
Like the prodigal son, we will gladly welcome her back and be proud to number her as a loyal Catholic - as a Paul who once was Saul. Does Rosa DeLauro really want her legacy in eternity to be that she was one of "Herod's Heroes?" With all the good that she has sought to accomplish, why have it blotted out by the evil that she has done? We pray her heart will be touched and she will return to the fold. We ask her to seek out Father Daniel Coughlin, House Chaplain, and discuss it with him. But if she refuses, or chooses not to cooperate with the Church, if she ignores God's commands, then so be it. She has sold her soul to the devil and Christ has made it very clear in Matthew 19: 15-18 of how to treat one who turns one's back on His teachings.
Our bishops MUST follow Our Lord's teachings, they MUST stand up for Christ and His Church. They MUST not only speak out without reservation, but they MUST issue the ultimatum to these pro-abort politicians who bring so much scandal to the Church by continuing to call themselves 'Catholic.' If, by Pentecost Sunday, Congresswoman DeLauro refuses to repent, then she must be notified that she has interdicted herself by her actions, incurred automatic suspension (latae sententiae), and thus has been EXCOMMUNICATED! (cf. Canon Law 1329, 2; 1397 and 1398).